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Lapmaster Wolters Model 48 Air Bearing Optical Polishing Machine

  • Model: lapmaster-wolters-model-48-abop
  • Type/Application: Plano Optics
  • Plate-Diameter (in): 48 in
  • Plate-Diameter (mm): 1219 mm
Product Description

The Lapmaster Wolters 48 air bearing optical polishing machine is designed for production of large area high quality plano optics, or where high outputs are required. The machine has a 48 inch (1219 mm) optical pitch annular lap, and three work stations that can be reciprocated. As with other machines in the series, unlike conventional so called “worm and wheel" polishers, the pitch lap spindle is not mounted on a mechanical reduction gear box. The unique air bearing feature has the pitch lap and its support plate riding on a very thin cushion of compressed air. This gap is only a few thousandths of an inch wide. Drive is from an electric motor via a lay shaft, and is transferred to the lap using a multi vee drive belt located on the periphery of the support plate. This approach considerably reduces the vibration at the polishing surface.

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